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Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions have an important role in Ladue City government. Members are appointed by the City Council upon recommendation of the Mayor. Residents interested in serving on a City Board or Commission please submit a completed Volunteer Interest Form for consideration.

Architectural Review Board – Meets the First and Third Thursday of the Month.

The Architectural Review Board reviews building applications for conformity to proper architectural standards; for general conformity with style, design and size of surrounding structures; and that applications support proper architectural development in the City.

Matt Wolfe, Chairman  Fred Goebel
Rob Lochner Diane Porthouse Lochner
Chris Cedergreen - Alternate  
Beautification, Open Space and Tree Advisory Committee (BOSTA) - Meets quarterly

The BOSTA Committee was formed in response to an initiative for Ladue to become a Tree City USA. The Committee advises and assists city officials and staff in the development of plans to manage trees and green spaces on city and private property. The Committee also plans city Arbor Day celebrations. 

 Laure Hullverson- Chair Person  Tom McCarthy
 Nancy Ylvisaker  Anne Lamitola, Director of Public Works, Ex-Officio
 Pat Steiner  Sean Seed, City Arborist, Ex-Officio
 Brook Palanca  

Board of Fire and Police Commissioners – Meets Second Monday of the Month

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners establish the policies that govern the internal operation and functioning of the Fire and Police Departments, and issue/enforce rules and regulations governing the conduct of the members of the respective departments.

William M. Francis, Jr., Chairman  John P. Stupp 
John D.Schaperkotter  Stephen Jones 
Rush James Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio 
L. Shepley Hermann 

Firemen’s and Policemen’s Pension Fund Board of Trustees – Meets as Required

Manage the assets of the City’s Firemen’s and Policemen’s Uniform Pension Plan.

Joseph Rechter, Chairman  Fire Chief Steve Lynn Ladue Fire Department
Bill Francis  David Kaiser, Ladue Fire Department
Chief Ken Andreski, Jr. Ladue Police Department Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio 
Dennis Pohlmann Ladue Police Department

Finance, Revenue, and Taxation Committee – Meets as Required

The Finance Committee advises the Mayor and Council on all matters of revenue and taxation, and upon the financial condition of the City. The committee makes recommendations on controlling expenses and enhancing revenues.

Joseph J. Gazzoli, Chairman  James Thompson 
Joseph Rechter, Treasurer David Ryan
James E. Schiele  Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio 
 Maurice Quiroga David Wells, Collector, Ex-Officio
 Lisa Guirl  

Insurance Committee – Meets as Required

The Insurance Committee advises the Mayor and Council on all matters related to the purchase of insurance coverages by the City and proof of insurance coverage that contractors and vendors are required to provide the City. 

Walter Klein, III, Chairman
Jonathan Dehner, M.D., FACR 
Robert Roth Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio 
David Wells Finance Director 
Patrick Lawton

Public Works Committee –First Wednesday, every other month

The Public Works Committee advises the Mayor, Council, and Public Works Director on all matters pertaining to the operation of the Public Works Department.

Mark Ratterman-Chairman Brent Suffian
Clint Williams Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio
Randy Parham  Anne Lamitola, Director of Public Works, Ex-Officio
Brook Palanca Patrick Hensley, Councilman, Ex-Officio
 Tim Kaufmann

Retirement Committee Non-Uniformed Employees’ Retirement Fund – Meets as Required

Manage the assets of the City’s Non-Uniform Employees’ Pension Plan.

Joseph Rechter, Chairman  Ivan White, Public Works Department
Wesley Jones  Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio 
Shelly Benson, City of Ladue Administration Scot Bollinger, Public Works Superintendent

Special Events (Dogwood Festival & Parade) – Meets as Required

Plans and directs the activities involved with the annual Dogwood Festival & Parade.

Susan Gausnell, Chairman John Howell
Charlie Hiemenz Paul Zemitzsch
Nancy Spewak, Mayor Travis Moore
Martha Baur Cindy Belmont
Amy Dove Anne Lamitola City of Ladue Public Works DIrector
Julie Lane Shelly Benson City of Ladue Administration
Mimi Baer Fire Chief Steve Lynn Ladue Fire Department,
Nelson Howe Police Chief Ken Andreski, Jr. Ladue Police Department
Suzy Brauer
Frank Blair-Schnarr’s Hardware

Aleks Jovanovic -Truffles
Meghan A. Greer-First National Bank
Wendy Steinbecker



Ladue Storm Water Advisory  Committee - Meets as needed

The committee makes recommendations for development and implementation of the program to the city council.

Lloyd Palans – Chairman  Samantha Smith, Staff Eng.   
Mary Ann Rober  Josiah Holst, Project Mgr.
Jim Adams Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio 
Scott Solsvig

Anne Lamitola, Director of Public Works, Ex-Officio

Mark Koester,Storm Water Eng. William Brennan, Councilman, Ex-Officio
Amanda Griffin, Storm Water Eng.   


Zoning Board of Adjustment – Meets on First Tuesday of the Month

The Zoning Board of Adjustment considers appeals to decisions for building permits which are denied because of non-compliance with the City’s Zoning Ordinance or Building Code.

Liza Forshaw, Chairman  Dan Welsh
David Schlafly Lee Rottmann, Alternate
Laura Gerdes Long Kristen Holton, Alternate 
Elizabeth Panke Jon Dalton, Alternate

Zoning and Planning Commission – Meets on Fourth Wednesday of the Month

The Zoning and Planning Commission recommends to the Mayor and Council those regulations that will best follow the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and preserve the City’s land and building development.

McPherson D. Moore, Chairman  John Lochhead 
Thomas Kahn Robbye Toft 
Timothy Crowley  Margaret L. Holtman 
Susan Gausnell

Upcoming Events

April 4
General Municipal Election
6:00 AM
April 5
Public Works Committee
8:30 AM
9345 Clayton Road
April 6
Stormwater Advisory Committee
8:00 AM
9345 Clayton Road
April 6
Architectural Review Board
8:30 AM
9345 Clayton Road
April 10
Fire and Police Board
4:00 PM
9345 Clayton Road
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